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20th century

21st century

Solo repertoire


Alto flute

Bass flute

Blavet Michel

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Benda, Franz

Blavet, Michel

Boccherini, Luigi

Handel, George Frideric

Leclair, Jean-Marie l'aîné

Marais, Marin

Müthel, Johann Gottfried

Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista

Platti, Giovanni Benedetto

Quantz, Johann Joachim

Telemann, Georg Philipp

Vivaldi, Antonio

Sonata No 1 for flute and continuo (Op 2): "L'Henriette" in G Major

By Blavet Michel

Michel Blavet has written many sonatas for flute from which only six sonatas and Concerto in A minor have survived. Each of six sonatas has a name. The Sonata No 1 for flute and continuo (Op 2) "L'Henriette" in G Major was written in 1732 during composer's service for Louis, Count of Clermont.

Nihan Atalay

Ensemble Bendis

1. Adagio – Allegro – Aria I – Aria II - Presto

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Blavet Michel

Michel Blavet (1700-1768) was a French flutist and composer who played virtually any instrument at his time. At some point he was considered as the finest flute player in France and was admired by Voltaire.
At the age of 28 he published his first book of flute music.
Since the majority of music buyers were amateurs,  composers usually wrote in the easiest keys.
In 1738 Michel Blavet took a principal flute position at the court of Louis XV and in 1740 he became Principal flute in the Paris Opera orchestra as well.
Fun fact: he held the flute to the left, as opposed to flutists nowadays.